Lackawanna's 1st Ward has long been considered the Muslim part of town – home of a bustling mosque and school, Arab-owned corner stores and the first native of Yemen to serve on the City Council.

But increasingly, Muslims are dispersing across all of Lackawanna.

In a sign of the continued growth, they want to establish another place to pray. And this time, they're looking clear across to the other side of the city, to a busy commercial stretch of Abbott Road in the 3rd Ward.

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